Ile Ste-Hélène, Park Jean-Drapeau.
Seen interior of what was in 1967, during the World Fair, the Pavillion of the United States.
In the beginning, the totality of the metal structure was covered with acrylic resin panels of various colours for thus filtering the rays of the sun according to its orientation during the day and by the fact even, that made it possible to better control the ambient temperature during the heats days of summer which the World Fair will have lasted.
Unfortunately, in reference to maintenance work on the metal structure during the summer of 1976, of the sparks of welding started a fire. The totality of the acrylic resin panels ignited causing same cost, the loss of all that was there inside.
Today, entirely renovated, the building belongs at the Canadian State and a center on the interpretation of water, of the St-Laurent river as well as a research center took seat in these places.
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Ebbe (9625) 2003-12-10 13:52
Very fine angle to show the shape of the globe. It is just a coincident but have you seen my "Golfball"?
numahr (350) 2003-12-10 13:52
Interesting composition. There is a nice light reflecting on the uper right...
martin (1242) 2003-12-22 18:29
Three really excellent pictures of this Sphere (and perhaps more to come?). I particularly like the simplicity of this one.
- Copyright: Robert Tremblay (bobticoune) (928)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-07-27
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot A70
- Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Twins? [Part XIII], Biosphère / Expo 67 US Pavillon, World fairs and Expo [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-12-10 12:12